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10 July 2013
Meat Plant Workers Win Lost Wages Claim
US - A judgment from the US district court in Kalamazoo, Michigan has declared that employers who fail to pay workers for...
09 July 2013
Beef Packer Fined over Safety Breeches
US - Caviness Beef Packing. in Hereford, Texas, faces fines of $120,000 for 25 safety violations. ...
04 July 2013
Industrial Farm Workers Carry Bacteria Associated with Livestock
US - A new study found drug-resistant bacteria associated with livestock in the noses of industrial livestock workers in...
03 July 2013
Pilgrim’s Pride in $2.5 million Settlement after Employee Death
US - The Dallas personal injury attorneys of Grossman Law Offices have settled a dispute with Pilgrim's Pride Corporation...
02 July 2013
OSHA and ConAgra Agree over Worker Protection from Anhydrous Ammonia
US - ConAgra Foods’ Lamb Weston subsidiary has signed a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational...
14 June 2013
China to Tighten Punishment for Work Safety Crimes
CHINA - The Supreme People's Court called for courts at all levels to strongly deal with crimes related to work safety in...
11 June 2013
China to Hold Nationwide Safety Overhaul
CHINA - China will carry out a three-month nationwide safety overhaul with a focus on high-risk sectors and labour-intensive...
07 June 2013
NFU Calls on Senate to Advance Farm Bill
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to all members of the US Senate following Majority...
05 June 2013
JBS USA Fined $83,000 over Safety Violations
US - US meat processor JBS USA in Greeley Colorado is to be fined more than $83,000 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational...
03 June 2013
Death Toll High in Poultry Plant Fire
CHINA - At least 61 people have been killed in a fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China's Jilin Province. ...
31 May 2013
Meat Workers Strike at Teys Plant
AUSTRALIA - A strike over pay has closed down a Teys meat processing plant in Beenleigh, south of Brisbane. ...
28 May 2013
International Safety Award for Moy Park
UK - Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s largest food company and part of the Brazilian-based Marfrig Group, has been recognised...
23 May 2013
AFBF Welcomes Senate Judiciary Passage of Immigration Reform Bill
US - According to Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the Senate Judiciary Committee has...
17 May 2013
Human H7N9 Cases Linked to Poultry or Live Markets
CHINA - Researchers have established a clear link between 12 cases of human cases of influenza A(H7N9) and direct exposure...
14 May 2013
Investment Creates Jobs at Linden Foods
UK - Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has announced a £5million investment by Dungannon-based Linden Foods, which will...
03 May 2013
EC to Recover €230M of CAP Expenditure from Member States
EU - A total of €230 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by the...
01 May 2013
On-line Guides to Stunning
UK - New on-line guides to ‘Electrical stunning of red meat animals’ and ‘Captive-bolt stunning of livestock’ have...
30 April 2013
Coalition Applauds Introduction of Agricultural Worker Bill
US - The Food Manufacturers Immigration Coalition praised the introduction of legislation that would assist in establishing...
29 April 2013
New Bill Opens Way for Migrant Workers
A new bill introduced into Congress last week could ease the way for meat and food processing plants and farms to employ...
26 April 2013
Safety of Chemical Use in Poultry Plants Questioned
US - A US action group, the Government Accountability Project (GAP), is calling into question the use of chemicals as disinfection...
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